An array of food and drink will keep visitors fuelled throughout the festival. You won’t need go far to find your drop of choice with a bar to be found on every level of the warehouse. Starting with the light and bright Greenhouse and Purnell’s Loft Bars, to the Tallows Bar down below, and an awesome elusive secret bar in between, we’ll be pouring Stomping Ground beer, Four Pillars gin and Innocent Bystander wine.
NOTE: THIS IS A CARD ONLY EVENT. NO CASH WILL BE KEPT ON PREMISES.
TALLOWS FESTIVAL HUB
Location: Ground Level
Enter via main festival entrance on Elizabeth Street
The oldest part of the venue on the Elizabeth Street level of the warehouse has been given a full makeover. As your eyes adjust to the mood lighting, the astonishing artist takeover will be revealed: Steve Leadbeater’s primal, deeply affecting forms (pictured) take over the back wall and CHEHEHE’s improvised abstract symbols and patterns skin the entire floor, while Damien Mitchell, Dan O’Toole and Lady Poise bring their skills to the side walls and bathrooms. With a functioning bar and kitchen during all event hours, Tallows Festival Hub will really come alive when the exhibition shuts down each night – this is the place to unwind and connect with the urban art scene after a full session of immersive art.
PURNELL'S LOFT FT. FOUR PILLARS
Location: Level 2
Enter via Greenhouse
Enjoy a Four Pillars gin in the Purnell’s Loft Bar located on the top level of The Facility
Four Pillars is a small Australian gin distillery, with roots in the Yarra Valley and a heart that beats for the creativity and grunge soul of its beloved city of Melbourne.
Holding the current IWSC title for ‘World’s Best Gin Producer’, these local mad professors of all things gin take immense pride in their collaborations with local artists – Luke Presto, Jess Cruickshank, Stephen Baker and Tim Summerton to name a recent few. So, it couldn’t feel more right to have these Aussie makers slinging gin at this celebration of vibrant, urban expression.
Enjoy Can’t Do Tomorrow with a delicious Four Pillars Gin in hand.
STOMPING GROUND BREWING CO
Neighbourhood brewery Stomping Ground Brewing Co has teamed up with Melbourne-based muralist Justine McAllister to overhaul an exclusive (and elusive) secret bar hidden away amongst the dark corners and winding hallways of The Facility.
As the official Beer Partner of the festival, the independent brewery will also create exclusive, limited edition artist series cans of Stomping Ground’s popular Laneway Lager. Exclusively sold at Can’t Do Tomorrow, these will feature 100 different can designs from 61 different artists exhibiting throughout, offering punters a unique collectable from the festival. To get them all into one pack, they’re also creating Australia’s first limited edition 2-metre ‘100 beer can carton’, with only a handful produced and available for sale.
Image courtesy Justine McAllister and Nicole Reed @nicasa
GREENHOUSE X INNOCENT BYSTANDER
Location: Greenhouse – Level 1
Plenty of Innocent Bystander will be served up at the timber-flanked Greenhouse Bar.
The Innocent Bystander winemaking team are a creative bunch, who love exploring emerging varieties and innovative winemaking approaches, carefully drawing out the unique character of each parcel of fruit they pick, from delectable Pinot Noir to effervescent Moscato.
While they set their roots in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Innocent Bystander find their inspirations far and wide, from fresh produce to creative arts and city streets. They stay curious in everything they do, from the wines they make to the places they play.
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD
Across All Levels
There will be enough food to feed an army, inclusive of gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and fat free options.
The 400 Gradi food truck will be firing up on select days, with arancini, chips, and their famous woodfired pizzas. Recently awarded Best Pizzeria of 2018, we’re pretty stoked to have them keeping our stomachs lined.
Downstairs in Tallows you’ll find the trusty sandwich, gourmet pie and sausage roll along with baguettes, wraps, toasties, salads, pastries and sweet stuff.
At the Greenhouse Bar, featuring Innocent Bystander wines, grab a cheese platter or grazing board all compiled of locally sourced Victorian cheese, meats and produce.
The Sausage Fest located in the Greenhouse on Level 1, is where you can get your hands on a bratwurst with all the trimmings, or none at all.
We’ve partnered with iconic Coburg Roaster, Genovese Coffee, to keep you caffeinated throughout the festival.
This year the Genovese Family are celebrating 50 years of roasting coffee right here in Melbourne. The family owned business roasts and supplies it’s best known Super Brazil blend to Melbourne’s iconic café scene. Since 2010, the company has been growing their specialty range, with the division being headed up by roasting champ, Ben Toovey. Genovese is also committed to being environmentally responsible, with up to 80% of roasting activity solar powered and 100% carbon neutral in all of their operations.
Coffee-lovers are encouraged to swing by Geno for their daily fix.